This course defines artificial lift and describes the reasons for artificial lift in oil and gas wells. Common artificial lift systems (beam pumps, gas lift, progressive cavity and submersible pumps) are described, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each system. Optimization of beam pumping systems is explained.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the types and operation of artificial lift systems
- Describe the components, operation and optimization of beam pumping systems
- Describe the components, operation and applications of gas lift, plunger lift, progressive cavity and electrical submersible systems